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Recent Developments in Alcoholism

Research on Alcoholics Anonymous and Spirituality in Addiction Recovery

The Twelve-Step Program Model Spiritually Oriented Recovery Twelve-Step Membership Effectiveness and Outcome Research

Editors: Galanter, Marc, Kaskutas, Lee Anne (Eds.)

  • Discusses how spirituality places a unique role in addiction recovery
  • Shows how and why 12-step groups work
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Recent Developments in Alcoholism

Volume 18: Research on Alcoholics Anonymous and Spirituality in Addiction Recovery

Edited by Marc Galanter, NYU School of Medicine, and Lee Kaskutas, UC Berkely School of Public Health 

It was once taken for granted that peer-assisted groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous had no "real" value in recovery from addiction. More recently, evidence-based medicine is recognizing a spiritual component in healing—especially when it comes to addiction. The newest edition of Recent Developments in Alcoholism reflects this change by focusing on the 12-step model of recovery as well as mindfulness meditation and other spiritually oriented activity. More than thirty contributors bring together historical background, research findings, and clinical wisdom to analyze the compatibility of professional treatment and nonprofessional support, day-to-day concepts of relapse prevention, the value of community building in recovery, and much more.

Among the topics covered:

  • How and why 12-step groups work.
  • The impact of the spiritual on mainstream treatment.
  • The impact of AA on other nonprofessional recovery programs.
  • AA outcomes for special populations.
  • Facilitating involvement in 12-step programs.
  • Methods for measuring religiousness and spirituality in alcohol research.

Whether one is referring clients to 12-step programs or seeking to better understand the process, this is a unique resource for clinicians and social workers. Developmental psychologists, too, will find Volume 18—Research on Alcoholics Anonymous and Spirituality in Addiction Recovery a worthy successor to the series.

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From the reviews:

"This volume in the Recent Developments in Alcoholism series is a unique and comprehensive review of 12-step programs/Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and spirituality, how they intersect, and how they aid in the treatment of addiction. … All healthcare providers, researchers, and students involved in the treatment of patients with alcoholism and addictions are the intended audience. It will also be useful for anyone interested in spirituality as a model for helping chronic illnesses. … This is a valuable reference for anyone in this field … ." (Michael Easton, Doody’s Review Service, June, 2009)


Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Twelve-Step Program Model of AA

    Borkman, Thomasina

    Pages 1-6

  • Individual and Contextual Factors That Influence AA Affiliation and Outcomes

    Bogenschutz, Michael P.

    Pages 1-21

  • The Twelve-Step Recovery Model of AA: A Voluntary Mutual Help Association

    Borkman, Thomasina

    Pages 9-35

  • Twelve Defining Moments in the History of Alcoholics Anonymous

    White, William L. (et al.)

    Pages 37-57

  • The Impact of AA on Professional Treatment

    Slaymaker, Valerie J. (et al.)

    Pages 59-70

Buy this book

eBook $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-77725-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $329.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-77724-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Research on Alcoholics Anonymous and Spirituality in Addiction Recovery
Book Subtitle
The Twelve-Step Program Model Spiritually Oriented Recovery Twelve-Step Membership Effectiveness and Outcome Research
Editors
  • Marc Galanter
  • Lee Anne Kaskutas
Series Title
Recent Developments in Alcoholism
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-77725-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-77725-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-77724-5
Series ISSN
0738-422X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 449
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